The Hollow Hominid Painting by Thomas Brodhead

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The Hollow Hominid

Thomas Brodhead

United States


Size: 36 W x 48 H x 1.3 D in

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Here the artist presents the modern, first-world man stripped to his essence: hideous, childlike, and demanding. Abstract suggestions of toys and mental trinkets—all made possible, both conceptually and concretely, by an enlarged frontal lobe in the brain—are counterbalanced by a limbic system that has regressed to a state of reptilian depravity. Beneath coiffed hair and moisturized skin resides a hominid so lost to the real value of life that only the most cartoonish caricature of a child could limn this monster's true nature. A perfect work for those who bow to the gods of $pirituality, this painting will not age as its possessor struggles against mortality, revealing all such efforts insipid, fatuous, and vainglorious.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:9 W x 12 H x 0.1 D in


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Thomas Brodhead overturns the accepted notion of art for art's sake by creating works in which the accompanying texts—epigrams of varying lengths—are integral to experiencing the Gesamtkunstwerk. With a style somewhere along the overlooked axis connecting Jackson Pollock and Norman Rockwell, Brodhead prefers a strong narrative element in art that elicits a double-take by the viewer. Tableau de Perplexite is his prime directive in the production of large-scale works of abstraction and whimsy. IMPORTANT: Every painting has a correlative text ("epigram") that should be read to experience the artwork as whole. See the painting and its epigram at